I respect everyone's right to an opinion, so I won't say much.
However, if I'm reading the article correctly, the guy has only played five holes, right? I've never played ball golf, but I sure wouldn't pass judgement on it after only five holes. Maybe five rounds, but never five holes.
I also don't like the "hippie sport" moniker. I understand where it comes from, but I wish that label would get dropped. I love when I tell people I play DG and I get the invariable "I didn't know you smoked weed?" I don't.